Saturday, April 25
King of Golf Cartoons: ‘Golf Instructor’
Copyright © Jerry King. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
Are you self taught, or have you had formal golf instruction? Do you currently take lessons?
I was fortunate to start playing golf at age 12 and am primarily self taught, learning by imitation. I also give my dad a lot of credit for teaching me the fundamentals and knowing my swing better than anyone else. Dad would help me when I got off track, which usually meant losing the ball to the right.
As a junior golfer, I participated in group lessons with the local club pro and played some pro-junior tournaments. Those lessons helped me with my grip and provided swing thoughts about the takeaway, my shoulder turn and more that I still use to this day.
−The Armchair Golfer
Jerry King is an award-winning cartoonist whose credits and clients include Golf Digest, United States Golf Association and Disney. His golf cartoons are featured weekly at ARMCHAIR GOLF.